Rumours and reports of the new event emerged earlier this month, but now Fleetwood Mac have confirmed that they’ll be performing at the festival alongside The Doobie Brothers and Eart, Wind & Fire.
They will perform at the Classic East and Classic West two-day festivals in July. The first event will be held on July 15 – 16 at Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium, followed by Classic East from July 29 – 30 at Citi Field in New York City.
The festival was announced with the tagline: “The Classic – Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Steely Dan, Journey, Earth, Wind & Fire and The Doobie Brothers live in concert. 1 ticket, 2 nights, 6 legendary bands.”
Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday 7 April. For tickets and more information, visit here.
Oh HELL YES! Get me to this show. Summer concert season is on the horizon, and this bombshell just drops on us from the golden gods. I dedicate a part of my paycheck this time of year to concerts coming up in the summer, and when I saw this doozie I knew I had to set my alarm for the release day.
The Doobie Brothers, Yes. Fleetwood Mac, Please. The Eagles, sure why not. But Steely Dan. That’s my jam right there. Huge Steely Dan fan. I grew up with my dad blasting the classic album Aja in the car and to this day its one of my favorite records of all time. Yeah a lot of people think they sound like elevator music, or lounge sound but if you give their earlier albums (Royal Scam, Can’t Buy A Thrill, Gaucho) a listen, its hard to not appreciate the consistent talent and incredible production of arguably the greatest jazz-rock band of the 20th Century. Michael McDonald ( singer for the Doobie Brothers, featured on all 40 TV’s in 40 Year-Old Virgin) used to sing in Steely Dan before he formed DB, so you can imagine there’s gonna be a lot of cross-overs and you bet your ass yah-mo be there in the front row. Hammered. Also looking forward to Stevie Nicks belting out The Chain. Most singers lose an octave or two when they get older, but I have heard from friends that Stevie Nicks still sounds amazing, possibly better than ever.
And in Citi Field?! Citi field is an amazing venue. The Mets are ehhh , but it’s one of the best ball park’s I have ever been to. Never saw a concert in a baseball stadium, but Citi strikes me as the type of place that can make it work well. And yes, I’m fully prepared to be one of the youngest ones there, and get totally surrounded by weekend warriors who swap out their executive suits for tie-dye once a year, but fuck it, I can’t pass up this lineup.
Now enjoy Some Steely Dan: